anCnoc Vintage 1997
anCnoc // Highlands, Scotland
Ancnoc whisky comes to us from the Knockdhu distillery near Huntly, Scotland, with the choice of the Ancnoc name used to avoid any confusion with Knockando. Distilled in 1997, this Ancnoc vintage was released in September 2011 after maturation in American oak casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican Oak
"The nose begins soft with grass, lemon, and mild honey at the front moving through to hay and resin further behind. Oily, sweet tree sap comes in through the end, lending the whisky a darker nose than the color lets on. The palate is more resinous than the nose at first, souring with small tart apples and citric lemon. A small hint of smoke fades quickly with a tiny topsoil-peat influence. A slightly sour and puckering mouthfeel follows ending in a long finish."